RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2015

TODAY: Russian delegates appear sanguine as World Economic Forum begins; Schlumberger looking to make major investment in Russian oil services company; Central Bank denies need for capital controls; study finds more than half of Russians in state of economic deprivation. Ukraine accuses Russia of direct involvement in conflict; Moscow mulling delivery of air missiles to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 24, 2014

TODAY: Plans for Navalny rally gather strength; Oleg Kashin takes complaint over case to ECHR; Ekho Moskvy to receive Sochi treatment? Rouble rebounds somewhat with soft capital controls; S&P warning over junk status; Ukraine’s rejection of non-aligned status met with Kremlin disapproval. 29,000 people have now used a new Facebook page announcing a rally in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 23, 2014

TODAY: First banking bailout of crisis; Kudrin criticises government response, says Russia plunging further into crisis; U.S. blocks Rosneft expansion attempts; Navalny’s defenders plan new rally.  The Central Bank has intervened to bail out Moscow’s Trust Bank which is on the verge of insolvency, issuing a loan of $500 million at the current exchange rate.  Former Finance […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s India visit results in energy deals; Moscow cancels Uzbekistan debt; ruble trouble continues. Opposition activist placed on wanted list; school designated ‘foreign agent’, Putin influence noted by Time.   Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has yielded a deal in which Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 9, 2014

TODAY: Russia accuses West of seeking regime change through sanctions; ‘Day of Silence’ in Ukraine in attempt to rebuild ceasefire; Mistrals or money says Kremlin; military spending splurge. Ruble falling with oil prices; investor jitters widespread.  Gas flow to Ukraine resumes; TV channel Rain seeking home once more. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 20, 2014

TODAY: Deportation ruling upheld for U.S. NGO worker; Udaltsov ends hunger strike; activists unmask owners of fake diplomas; Foreign Ministry makes most of U.S. problems in Ferguson.  Putin to meet with Poroshenko next week; military exercises in Astrakhan; Shukhov Tower reprieve. U.S. citizen and NGO consultant Jennifer Gaspar faces deportation after a St. Petersburg court upheld a verdict from […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 5, 2014

TODAY: G7 leaders meet without Putin, are united against Russia; Putin evades questions of Russian involvement in Ukraine crisis; ‘foreign agent’ label to be placed on NGOs without their permission; Sechin calls for domestic limitations to energy rights; Gazprom may need recapitalisation; HSBC follows Lloyds out of Rosneft deal; Putin retort to Clinton; Kadyrov the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2014

TODAY: Effects of sanctions hit Russia, economic recession looms, EBRD says world economy may suffer as a result; Putin wants a self-sufficient defense industry; Moscow may not recognise new Kiev government; Ukraine on brink of civil war, says Lavrov; Duma wants to criminalise GMOs; Medvedev says open to gas talks if Ukraine pays some of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin says Snowden must stop releasing U.S. secrets; Navalny launches mayoral campaign with speech; Justice Ministry says NGO checks are necessary; rights groups respond to new anti-homosexuality laws; Putin urges gas producers to team up against shale challenge; rocket crash. President Vladimir Putin said again that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must find a country […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 22, 2012

TODAY: NGOs targeted; Razvozzhayev charged with 15-year-old robbery; Putin’s WTO pessimism; wind farm plans; Shoigu in China; Rushydro to be recapitalised; OMV reconsiders relationship with Gazprom; Khodorkovsky criticises Dudley; YouTube removed from web blacklist. At least four non-governmental organisations were harassed with graffiti and pickets after the new law, under which foreign-funded NGOs must register […]